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2022 IS SET TO BE
DESALINATION’S BIGGEST
YEAR EVER  
 
11 - 13 SEPTEMBER 2022
HILTON RIYADH HOTEL & RESIDENCES, KSA
 
 

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INTRODUCTION

Since its start in 1932, the Kingdom has taken a leading position within the water desalination industry globally. The establishment of the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) in 1974 as an independent governmental institution truly solidified the Kingdom’s global position. SWCC plays an important role in meeting customers’ needs for desalinated water efficiently and reliably at the lowest possible cost and the highest economic return, until it became the largest facility producing desalinated seawater in the world.

It also became a true model of global excellence through the implementation and operation of mega projects and stations and a commitment to quality and professionalism according to the highest standards.
 
In light of the increasing demand and water security challenges worldwide, industry partners need to look for new horizons for the future of desalination and unify their initiatives that meet the new stages within the industry. From this standpoint, the Kingdom will host the Future of Desalination International Conference (FDIConf 2022), the most important event in desalination in 2022 where policy makers, off-takers, developers, contractors, researchers, innovators, and operators are coming together to co-create the future of desalination.
 
It is a truly unique opportunity for industry partners. The last five years have seen an extraordinary acceleration in the build out major desalination plants, and a dramatic fall in the cost of water. If we are to maintain that momentum over the years to 2030 we must address the following challenges: 
How can we make $0.32/m3 seawater desalination a reality?
How can we cut the carbon emissions of the industry by 50%? 
How can we grow non-water revenue streams to 10% of the total?
 
Such questions will be answered at FDIConf 2022 which will be held at the Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences from September 11th to 13th 2022

Opening Session

Opening Session


  • H.E. Eng. Abdulrahman Al-Fadley
    Minister for Environment Water and Agriculture
    Saudi Arabia
  • H.E. Eng. Abdulrahman Al-Fadley
    Minister for Environment Water and Agriculture
    Saudi Arabia

Opening Plenary 
Introduction

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  • H.E. Eng. Mansour Al Mushaiti
    Deputy Minister Ministry of Environment Water and Agriculture
    Saudi Arabia
  • H.E. Eng. Mansour Al Mushaiti
    Deputy Minister Ministry of Environment Water and Agriculture
    Saudi Arabia

Opening Plenary
Finance & Policy

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  • Session Chair
    Christopher Gasson
    Publisher, Global Water Intelligence
    United Kingdom
  • Paddy Padmanathan
    CEO, ACWA Power
    Saudi Arabia
  • Saroj Kumar Jha
    Global Director, Water, World Bank
    USA
  • Dr. Xavier Leflaive
    Water Team Leader, Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD)
    France
  • Eng. Khaled Alqureshi
    CEO, Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC)
    Saudi Arabia
  • Sarah Kiriluk
    Head of Acquisitions, Investments and Financial Advisory Engie
    UAE
  • Session Chair
    Christopher Gasson
    Publisher, Global Water Intelligence
    United Kingdom
  • Paddy Padmanathan
    CEO, ACWA Power
    Saudi Arabia
  • Saroj Kumar Jha
    Global Director, Water, World Bank
    USA
  • Dr. Xavier Leflaive
    Water Team Leader, Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD)
    France
  • Eng. Khaled Alqureshi
    CEO, Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC)
    Saudi Arabia
  • Sarah Kiriluk
    Head of Acquisitions, Investments and Financial Advisory Engie
    UAE

Opening Plenary
 Innovation

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  • Session Chair
    Peter Terium
    CEO, Neom ENOWA
    Saudi Arabia
  • Prof. Kamal Youcef-Toumi
    Professor of Mechanical Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    United States
  • Dr. Kevin Cullen
    VP for Innovation, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology - KAUST
    Saudi Arabia
  • Nicolaas Pannekeet
    Managing Partner, Pureterra Ventures
    Netherlands
  • Prof. Yoram Cohen
    Chemical and Biomolecular Eng. Department School of Engineering and Applied science, UCLA
    USA
  • Bart Boesmans
    Chief Technology Officer, ACWA Power
    Saudi Arabia
  • Session Chair
    Peter Terium
    CEO, Neom ENOWA
    Saudi Arabia
  • Prof. Kamal Youcef-Toumi
    Professor of Mechanical Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    United States
  • Dr. Kevin Cullen
    VP for Innovation, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology - KAUST
    Saudi Arabia
  • Nicolaas Pannekeet
    Managing Partner, Pureterra Ventures
    Netherlands
  • Prof. Yoram Cohen
    Chemical and Biomolecular Eng. Department School of Engineering and Applied science, UCLA
    USA
  • Bart Boesmans
    Chief Technology Officer, ACWA Power
    Saudi Arabia

KEYNOTE: HENRIK VON SCHEEL - INDUSTRY 4.0 ORIGINATOR

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  • Henrik von Scheel
    Originator of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” and mastermind of the European Digital Revolution
    Switzerland
  • Henrik von Scheel
    Originator of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” and mastermind of the European Digital Revolution
    Switzerland

Round Tables

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  • Round Table 01
    Eng. Tariq Alghaffari
    Acting President of DTRI, GM of Local Competencies Projects - SWCC
    Saudi Arabia
  • Round Table 02
    Eng. Khaled Al Qureshi
    CEO, Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC)
    Saudi Arabia
  • Round Table 03
    Issa Al Wer
    Project Manager Aqaba-Amman Water Desalination Conveyance Project
    Jordan
  • Round Table 04
    Christopher Gasson
    Publisher, Global Water Intelligence
    UK
  • Round Table 05
    Eng. Roland Kaeppner
    Executive Director, Hydrogen & Green Fuels Enowa NEOM
    Saudi Arabia
  • Round Table 06
    Borja Blanco
    CEO, Aqua Advise
    Spain
  • Round Table 07
    Carlos Foxley
    President Association ACADES
    Chile
  • Round Table 08
    Scott Maloni
    Vice President, Poseidon Water
    USA
  • Round Table 09
    Paul Choules
    CEO, Water Cycle LLC
    USA
  • Round Table 10
    Alejandro Sturniolo
    Global Head of Water Reuse and Strategic Partnerships, H20 Innovation
    Spain
  • Round Table 11
    Fady Juez
    Managing Director, Metito Overseas Limited
    UAE
  • Round Table 12
    Eng. Mayada Salem Al Bardan
    Manager of Researches & Studies Department, Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority - SEWA
    UAE
  • Round Table 13
    Rob van der Maij
    Director, Cool Separations
    Netherlands
  • Round Table 14
    Beat Herborg Schneider
    Director Global Desalination, Flowserve
    Switzerland
  • Round Table 15
    Dr. Georg Herborg Enevoldsen
    Director of Innovation, Danfoss High Pressure Pumps
    Denmark
  • Round Table 16
    Sadi Ali
    General Director Projects Management Unit, Palestinian Water Authority
    Palestine
  • Round Table 17
    Prof. Amy Childress,
    Professor & Director of Environmental Engineering Program, University of Southern California
    United States
  • Round Table 18
    Eng. Essam Al Bishi
    Head of Artificial Intelligence, Saline Water Conversion Corporation - SWCC
    Saudi Arabia
  • Round Table 19
    Zouhaier Khabir
    Director of Production SONEDE
    Tunisia
  • Round Table 20
    Tahri Khalid
    Director of Technical Engineering, ONEE
    Morocco
  • Round Table 21
    Ashton Drummond
    Technical Manager Nafasi Water
    South Africa
  • Round Table 22
    Maria del Pilar Caballero
    Project Director for the Sanitation Sector Private Investment Promotion Agency
    Peru
  • Round Table 23
    Eng. Thomas Altmann
    EVP Innovation & New Technology ACWA Power
    UAE
  • Round Table 24 (In Arabic)
    Bouchra Barradi
    General Manager Radeej
    Morocco
  • Round Table 25
    Ali Jaffery
    Executive Director Standard Chartered Bank
    UAE
  • Round Table 26
    Eng. Asam Al Mulla
    Manager of Water Stations and Desalination Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority - SEWA
    UAE
  • Round Table 01
    Eng. Tariq Alghaffari
    Acting President of DTRI, GM of Local Competencies Projects - SWCC
    Saudi Arabia
  • Round Table 02
    Eng. Khaled Al Qureshi
    CEO, Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC)
    Saudi Arabia
  • Round Table 03
    Issa Al Wer
    Project Manager Aqaba-Amman Water Desalination Conveyance Project
    Jordan
  • Round Table 04
    Christopher Gasson
    Publisher, Global Water Intelligence
    UK
  • Round Table 05
    Eng. Roland Kaeppner
    Executive Director, Hydrogen & Green Fuels Enowa NEOM
    Saudi Arabia
  • Round Table 06
    Borja Blanco
    CEO, Aqua Advise
    Spain
  • Round Table 07
    Carlos Foxley
    President Association ACADES
    Chile
  • Round Table 08
    Scott Maloni
    Vice President, Poseidon Water
    USA
  • Round Table 09
    Paul Choules
    CEO, Water Cycle LLC
    USA
  • Round Table 10
    Alejandro Sturniolo
    Global Head of Water Reuse and Strategic Partnerships, H20 Innovation
    Spain
  • Round Table 11
    Fady Juez
    Managing Director, Metito Overseas Limited
    UAE
  • Round Table 12
    Eng. Mayada Salem Al Bardan
    Manager of Researches & Studies Department, Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority - SEWA
    UAE
  • Round Table 13
    Rob van der Maij
    Director, Cool Separations
    Netherlands
  • Round Table 14
    Beat Herborg Schneider
    Director Global Desalination, Flowserve
    Switzerland
  • Round Table 15
    Dr. Georg Herborg Enevoldsen
    Director of Innovation, Danfoss High Pressure Pumps
    Denmark
  • Round Table 16
    Sadi Ali
    General Director Projects Management Unit, Palestinian Water Authority
    Palestine
  • Round Table 17
    Prof. Amy Childress,
    Professor & Director of Environmental Engineering Program, University of Southern California
    United States
  • Round Table 18
    Eng. Essam Al Bishi
    Head of Artificial Intelligence, Saline Water Conversion Corporation - SWCC
    Saudi Arabia
  • Round Table 19
    Zouhaier Khabir
    Director of Production SONEDE
    Tunisia
  • Round Table 20
    Tahri Khalid
    Director of Technical Engineering, ONEE
    Morocco
  • Round Table 21
    Ashton Drummond
    Technical Manager Nafasi Water
    South Africa
  • Round Table 22
    Maria del Pilar Caballero
    Project Director for the Sanitation Sector Private Investment Promotion Agency
    Peru
  • Round Table 23
    Eng. Thomas Altmann
    EVP Innovation & New Technology ACWA Power
    UAE
  • Round Table 24 (In Arabic)
    Bouchra Barradi
    General Manager Radeej
    Morocco
  • Round Table 25
    Ali Jaffery
    Executive Director Standard Chartered Bank
    UAE
  • Round Table 26
    Eng. Asam Al Mulla
    Manager of Water Stations and Desalination Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority - SEWA
    UAE

Innovation Strand
Overview

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  • Tom Pankratz
    Consultant, Global Water Intelligence
    United States
  • John Tonner
    Executive Director American Membrane Technology Association
    United States
  • Tom Pankratz
    Consultant, Global Water Intelligence
    United States
  • John Tonner
    Executive Director American Membrane Technology Association
    United States

Innovation Strand
Energy

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  • Proposer
    Dr. Richard Stover
    Vice President of Technology Gradiant Corporation
    United States
  • Respondent 1
    Prof. Noreddine Ghaffour
    Professor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology - KAUST
    Saudi Arabia
  • Respondent 2
    Eng. Thomas Altmann
    EVP Innovation and New Technology ACWA Power
    UAE
  • Proposer
    Dr. Richard Stover
    Vice President of Technology Gradiant Corporation
    United States
  • Respondent 1
    Prof. Noreddine Ghaffour
    Professor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology - KAUST
    Saudi Arabia
  • Respondent 2
    Eng. Thomas Altmann
    EVP Innovation and New Technology ACWA Power
    UAE

Innovation Strand
Membranes

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  • Proposer
    Dr. Arian Edalat
    CEO, Active Membranes
    United States
  • Respondent 1
    Christopher Kurth
    CTO, Aqua Membranes, Inc
    United States
  • Respondent 2
    Prof. Syed Zaidi
    Unesco Chair for Desalination & Water Treatment, Qatar University
    Qatar
  • Proposer
    Dr. Arian Edalat
    CEO, Active Membranes
    United States
  • Respondent 1
    Christopher Kurth
    CTO, Aqua Membranes, Inc
    United States
  • Respondent 2
    Prof. Syed Zaidi
    Unesco Chair for Desalination & Water Treatment, Qatar University
    Qatar

Innovation Strand
Biofouling
 

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  • Proposer
    Prof. Yoram Cohen
    Chemical and Biomolecular Eng. Department School of Engineering and Applied science, UCLA
    United States
  • Respondent 1
    Prof. Johannes Vrouwenvelder
    Director of Water Desalination and Reuse Center King Abdullah University of Science & Technology - KAUST
    Saudi Arabia
  • Proposer
    Prof. Yoram Cohen
    Chemical and Biomolecular Eng. Department School of Engineering and Applied science, UCLA
    United States
  • Respondent 1
    Prof. Johannes Vrouwenvelder
    Director of Water Desalination and Reuse Center King Abdullah University of Science & Technology - KAUST
    Saudi Arabia

Innovation Strand
Integrating Renewables
 
 

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  • Proposer
    Dr. Guillermo Zaragoza
    Head of Solar Thermal Applications CIEMAT-Plataforma Solar de Almería
    Spain
  • Respondent
    Javier Lopez Sanchez
    Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Innovative Water Applications Company - IWAC
    Spain
  • Proposer
    Dr. Guillermo Zaragoza
    Head of Solar Thermal Applications CIEMAT-Plataforma Solar de Almería
    Spain
  • Respondent
    Javier Lopez Sanchez
    Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Innovative Water Applications Company - IWAC
    Spain

Innovation Strand
Non-Membrane Niches

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  • Proposer
    Prof. Menachem Elimelech
    Professor, Yale University
    United States
  • Proposer
    Prof. Menachem Elimelech
    Professor, Yale University
    United States

Innovation Strand
12 Technologies for The Future Of Desalination

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  • Evove Graphene Oxide Membranes
    Dr. Chris Wyres
    CEO, Evove Ltd.
    United Kingdom
  • HID
    Eng. Thomas Altmann
    EVP Innovation and New Technology ACWA Power
    UAE
  • Danfoss ERDs
    Francisco Jiménez-Castellanos
    Global Application Manager, Danfoss
    Spain
  • SEER ERD
    Andrew Schevets
    President, Amorphic Tech Ltd
    United States
  • 3D Printed Spacers
    Christopher Kurth
    CTO, Aqua Membranes, Inc
    United States
  • Desal Fuel Cell
    Dr. Victor Monsalvo
    Head of Ecoefficiency Area Aqualia
    Spain
  • Ceramic Membranes
    Eng. Aatman Shah
    Director of Business Development MENA Nanostone Water,inc.
    UAE
  • CFRO
    Prakash Govindan
    CTO, Gradiant
    United States
  • OARO
    Seungwon Ihm
    Senior Desalination Expert at Desalination Technologies Research Institute SWCC
    Saudi Arabia
  • Subsea RO
    Borja Blanco
    CEO, Aqua Advise
    Spain
  • Digital Twin
    Eng. Guillermo Hijos Gago
    O&M Desalination Middle East and Oceania Director Acciona
    Qatar
  • Evove Graphene Oxide Membranes
    Dr. Chris Wyres
    CEO, Evove Ltd.
    United Kingdom
  • HID
    Eng. Thomas Altmann
    EVP Innovation and New Technology ACWA Power
    UAE
  • Danfoss ERDs
    Francisco Jiménez-Castellanos
    Global Application Manager, Danfoss
    Spain
  • SEER ERD
    Andrew Schevets
    President, Amorphic Tech Ltd
    United States
  • 3D Printed Spacers
    Christopher Kurth
    CTO, Aqua Membranes, Inc
    United States
  • Desal Fuel Cell
    Dr. Victor Monsalvo
    Head of Ecoefficiency Area Aqualia
    Spain
  • Ceramic Membranes
    Eng. Aatman Shah
    Director of Business Development MENA Nanostone Water,inc.
    UAE
  • CFRO
    Prakash Govindan
    CTO, Gradiant
    United States
  • OARO
    Seungwon Ihm
    Senior Desalination Expert at Desalination Technologies Research Institute SWCC
    Saudi Arabia
  • Subsea RO
    Borja Blanco
    CEO, Aqua Advise
    Spain
  • Digital Twin
    Eng. Guillermo Hijos Gago
    O&M Desalination Middle East and Oceania Director Acciona
    Qatar

Innovation Strand
Environmental Impacts

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  • Proposer
    Timothy Hogan
    Principal and Owner TWB Environmental Research and Consulting, Inc.
    United States
  • Respondent
    Prof. Amy Childress
    Professor and Director of Environmental Engineering Program, University of Southern California
    United States
  • Proposer
    Timothy Hogan
    Principal and Owner TWB Environmental Research and Consulting, Inc.
    United States
  • Respondent
    Prof. Amy Childress
    Professor and Director of Environmental Engineering Program, University of Southern California
    United States

Innovation Strand
Brine Mining

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  • Proposer
    Dr. Neil Moe
    Advanced Senior Researcher, Suez Water Technologies & Solutions
    United States
  • Respondent 1
    Dr. Aaron Wilson
    Research Scientist Manager Chemical Separations
    United States
  • Respondent 2
    Jürgen Aschenbrenner
    General Manager Life Science & Food Salt Minerals
    Germany
  • Proposer
    Dr. Neil Moe
    Advanced Senior Researcher, Suez Water Technologies & Solutions
    United States
  • Respondent 1
    Dr. Aaron Wilson
    Research Scientist Manager Chemical Separations
    United States
  • Respondent 2
    Jürgen Aschenbrenner
    General Manager Life Science & Food Salt Minerals
    Germany

Innovation Strand
Decentralised Desalination

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  • Eng. Michael Kevin
    Price Senior S&t Advisor, Middle East Desalination Research Center
    United States
  • Eng. Michael Kevin
    Price Senior S&t Advisor, Middle East Desalination Research Center
    United States

Innovation Strand
Other Speakers

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  • Dr. Georg Herborg Enevoldsen
    Innovation Director, Danfoss
    Denmark
  • Dr. Mohammed Al-Rashed
    Scientific Researcher, KISR
    Kuwait
  • Nicolaas Pannekeet
    Managing Partner Pureterra Ventures
    Netherlands
  • Dr. Georg Herborg Enevoldsen
    Innovation Director, Danfoss
    Denmark
  • Dr. Mohammed Al-Rashed
    Scientific Researcher, KISR
    Kuwait
  • Nicolaas Pannekeet
    Managing Partner Pureterra Ventures
    Netherlands

Finance & Policy Strand 
Institutions and Regulations

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  • Christopher Gasson
    Publisher, Global Water Intelligence
    United Kingdom
  • Zael Sanz Uriate
    Sr. Water and Sanitation Specialist World Bank Group
    Luxembourg
  • Sadi Ali
    General Director Projects Management Unit Palestinian Water Authority
    Palestine
  • Khalid Tahri
    Director of Technical Engineering, ONEE
    Morocco
  • Christopher Gasson
    Publisher, Global Water Intelligence
    United Kingdom
  • Zael Sanz Uriate
    Sr. Water and Sanitation Specialist World Bank Group
    Luxembourg
  • Sadi Ali
    General Director Projects Management Unit Palestinian Water Authority
    Palestine
  • Khalid Tahri
    Director of Technical Engineering, ONEE
    Morocco

Finance & Policy Strand
 Case Studies and Strategies
 

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  • Zael Sanz Uriarte
    Sr. Water and Sanitation Specialist World Bank Group
    Luxembourg
  • Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Shaibani
    Deputy Minister for Water Services Ministry of Environment Water & Agriculture - MEWA
    Saudi Arabia
  • Ignacio Gonzalez Castelao
    Deputy to CEO Acuamed
    Spain
  • Zael Sanz Uriarte
    Sr. Water and Sanitation Specialist World Bank Group
    Luxembourg
  • Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Shaibani
    Deputy Minister for Water Services Ministry of Environment Water & Agriculture - MEWA
    Saudi Arabia
  • Ignacio Gonzalez Castelao
    Deputy to CEO Acuamed
    Spain

Finance & Policy Strand -
Preconditions for Successful Desalination 1:
Tariffs And The Fiscal Impact Of Desalination

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  • Rajesh Balasubramanian
    Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist World Bank Group
    Egypt
  • Rajesh Balasubramanian
    Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist World Bank Group
    Egypt

Finance & Policy Strand
Preconditions for Successful Desalination 2: Non Revenue Water
Desalination And Energy Policy

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  • Christopher Gasson
    Publisher, Global Water Intelligence
    United Kingdom
  • Zershaaneh Qureshi
    Lead Consultant- Desalination, Global Water Intelligence
    United Kingdom
  • Christopher Gasson
    Publisher, Global Water Intelligence
    United Kingdom
  • Zershaaneh Qureshi
    Lead Consultant- Desalination, Global Water Intelligence
    United Kingdom

FINANCE & POLICY STRAND
Segment 6: Incorporating Desalination Into A Climate-Resilient Water Resource Strategy
Segment 7: Desalination For Agriculture
Segment 8: Environmental Regulation For Desalination

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  • John Ikeda
    Practice Leader Water Castalia
    United States
  • Eng. Mohamed OUHSSAIN,
    Head Of The Division off PPP In Irrigation, Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forest
    Morocco
  • John Ikeda
    Practice Leader Water Castalia
    United States
  • Eng. Mohamed OUHSSAIN,
    Head Of The Division off PPP In Irrigation, Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forest
    Morocco

Finance & Policy Strands
Speakers & Delegates
 

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  • Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Shaibani
    Deputy Minister for Water Services Ministry of Environment Water & Agriculture - MEWA
    Saudi Arabia
  • Dawid Bosman
    Senior Manager: Strategic Advisory Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority TCTA
    South Africa
  • Sadi Ali
    General Director Projects Management Unit Palestinian Water Authority
    Palestine
  • Eng. Monther Shoblaq
    Chief Executive Director Coastal Municipalities Water Utility
    Palestine
  • Eng. Zouhaier Khabir
    Director of Production 
    Tunisia
  • Ignacio Gonzalez Castelao
    Deputy CEO Acuamed
    Spain
  • Eng. Mayyada Salim Bardan
    Manager of Research & Studies Department Sharjah Electricity, Water & Gas Authority - SEWA
    United Arab Emirates
  • Bouchra Barradi
    General Manager Radeej
    Morocco
  • Khalid Tahri
    Director of Technical Engineering ONEE
    Morocco
  • Eng. Mohamed OUHSSAIN
    Head Of The Division off PPP In Irrigation, Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests
    Morocco
  • Saroj Kumar Jha
    Global Director Water, World Bank
    USA
  • Zael Sanz Uriarte
    Sr. Water and Sanitation Specialist World Bank Group
    Luxembourg
  • Rajesh Balasubramanian
    Sr.Water & Sanitation Specialist World Bank Group
    Egypt
  • Shaheed Alli
    Head of Project Preparation, Development Bank of South Africa
    South Africa
  • Dr. Xavier LeFlaive
    Water Team Leader, OECD
    France
  • John Ikeda
    Practice Leader Water Castalia
    United States
  • Dr. Corrado
    Sommariva CEO Sustainable Water and Power Consultants - SWPC
    United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Mohammed Al Rashed
    Scientific Researcher, KISR
    Kuwait
  • Carlos Foxley
    President ACADES (Chilean Desalination Association),
    Chile
  • Pedro Almagro
    General Director of Desalination Spain
    Spain
  • Zayd Alathari
    Partner & Head of Intellectual Property (IP) Middle East and Africa (MENA) Norton Rose Fulbright US, LLP
    Saudi Arabia
  • Prof. Abraham Althonayan
    Senior Lecturer Brunel University London
    United Kingdom
  • Ali Jaffery
    Executive Director Standard Chartered Bank
    United Arab Emirate
  • H.E. Dr. Hazim El-Naser
    Former Minister Water and Irrigation Chairman The Middle East Water Forum
    Jordan
  • Lucky Maduna
    Head of Energy Efficiency Component GIZ
    South Africa
  • Maria del Pilar Caballero
    Project Director for the Sanitation Sector Private Investment Promotion Agency
    Peru
  • Sarah Kiriluk
    Head of M&A and Financial Advisory Engie
    United Arab Emirates
  • Eng. Tariq Alghaffari
    Acting President DTRI and GM of Local Competencies Projects Saline Water Conversion Corporation - SWCC
    Saudi Arabia
  • Neil Reynoldes
    Owner AQWACE
    United Kingdom
  • H.E Charafat Afailal
    Consulting Former Minister in Charge of Water
    Morocco
  • Christopher Gasson
    Publisher Global Water Intelligence
    United Kingdom
  • Zershaaneh Qureshi
    Lead Consultant- Desalination Global Water Intelligence
    United Kingdom
  • Gonzalo De La Camara Andres
    Director Centre for Water & Climate Adaptation
    Spain
  • Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Shaibani
    Deputy Minister for Water Services Ministry of Environment Water & Agriculture - MEWA
    Saudi Arabia
  • Dawid Bosman
    Senior Manager: Strategic Advisory Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority TCTA
    South Africa
  • Sadi Ali
    General Director Projects Management Unit Palestinian Water Authority
    Palestine
  • Eng. Monther Shoblaq
    Chief Executive Director Coastal Municipalities Water Utility
    Palestine
  • Eng. Zouhaier Khabir
    Director of Production 
    Tunisia
  • Ignacio Gonzalez Castelao
    Deputy CEO Acuamed
    Spain
  • Eng. Mayyada Salim Bardan
    Manager of Research & Studies Department Sharjah Electricity, Water & Gas Authority - SEWA
    United Arab Emirates
  • Bouchra Barradi
    General Manager Radeej
    Morocco
  • Khalid Tahri
    Director of Technical Engineering ONEE
    Morocco
  • Eng. Mohamed OUHSSAIN
    Head Of The Division off PPP In Irrigation, Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests
    Morocco
  • Saroj Kumar Jha
    Global Director Water, World Bank
    USA
  • Zael Sanz Uriarte
    Sr. Water and Sanitation Specialist World Bank Group
    Luxembourg
  • Rajesh Balasubramanian
    Sr.Water & Sanitation Specialist World Bank Group
    Egypt
  • Shaheed Alli
    Head of Project Preparation, Development Bank of South Africa
    South Africa
  • Dr. Xavier LeFlaive
    Water Team Leader, OECD
    France
  • John Ikeda
    Practice Leader Water Castalia
    United States
  • Dr. Corrado
    Sommariva CEO Sustainable Water and Power Consultants - SWPC
    United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Mohammed Al Rashed
    Scientific Researcher, KISR
    Kuwait
  • Carlos Foxley
    President ACADES (Chilean Desalination Association),
    Chile
  • Pedro Almagro
    General Director of Desalination Spain
    Spain
  • Zayd Alathari
    Partner & Head of Intellectual Property (IP) Middle East and Africa (MENA) Norton Rose Fulbright US, LLP
    Saudi Arabia
  • Prof. Abraham Althonayan
    Senior Lecturer Brunel University London
    United Kingdom
  • Ali Jaffery
    Executive Director Standard Chartered Bank
    United Arab Emirate
  • H.E. Dr. Hazim El-Naser
    Former Minister Water and Irrigation Chairman The Middle East Water Forum
    Jordan
  • Lucky Maduna
    Head of Energy Efficiency Component GIZ
    South Africa
  • Maria del Pilar Caballero
    Project Director for the Sanitation Sector Private Investment Promotion Agency
    Peru
  • Sarah Kiriluk
    Head of M&A and Financial Advisory Engie
    United Arab Emirates
  • Eng. Tariq Alghaffari
    Acting President DTRI and GM of Local Competencies Projects Saline Water Conversion Corporation - SWCC
    Saudi Arabia
  • Neil Reynoldes
    Owner AQWACE
    United Kingdom
  • H.E Charafat Afailal
    Consulting Former Minister in Charge of Water
    Morocco
  • Christopher Gasson
    Publisher Global Water Intelligence
    United Kingdom
  • Zershaaneh Qureshi
    Lead Consultant- Desalination Global Water Intelligence
    United Kingdom
  • Gonzalo De La Camara Andres
    Director Centre for Water & Climate Adaptation
    Spain

Operations Strands
Inspiration From Operations
Operator Challenges

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  • Moderator
    Alejandro Sturniolo
    Global Head of Water Reuse and Strategic Partnerships, H2O Innovation
    Spain
  • Timothy Hogan
    Principal and Owner TWB Environmental Research and Consulting, Inc.
    United States
  • Sebastien Delagarde
    Desalination and Potable Water Expert, Veolia
    France
  • Tamer Sharif
    Middle East General Manager, H2O Innovation
    UAE
  • Borja Blanco
    CEO, Aqua Advise
    Spain
  • Haytham Ahmed
    Engineering Manager, Water Desalination Fluid Equipment Development Company - FEDCO
    UAE
  • Moderator
    Alejandro Sturniolo
    Global Head of Water Reuse and Strategic Partnerships, H2O Innovation
    Spain
  • Timothy Hogan
    Principal and Owner TWB Environmental Research and Consulting, Inc.
    United States
  • Sebastien Delagarde
    Desalination and Potable Water Expert, Veolia
    France
  • Tamer Sharif
    Middle East General Manager, H2O Innovation
    UAE
  • Borja Blanco
    CEO, Aqua Advise
    Spain
  • Haytham Ahmed
    Engineering Manager, Water Desalination Fluid Equipment Development Company - FEDCO
    UAE

Operations Strands
Optimising Standby
Data Driven Operations

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  • Moderator
    Hugo Birch
    Desalination & Reuse Editor Global Water Intelligence
    United Kingdom
  • Devesh Bharadwaj
    CEO, Pani Energy
    Canada
  • Ronan O’Sullivan
    VP Digital Manager IMEA, Energy Industries ABB
    UAE
  • Umniyah Kanfer
    Ai R&d Section Head Saline Water Conversion Corporation - SWCC
    Saudi Arabia
  • Eng. Guillermo Hijos Gago
    O&M Desalination Middle East and Oceania Director Acciona
    Qatar
  • Saif Al Ghafri
    Plant General Manager at Taweelah IWP NOMAC
    UAE
  • Moderator
    Hugo Birch
    Desalination & Reuse Editor Global Water Intelligence
    United Kingdom
  • Devesh Bharadwaj
    CEO, Pani Energy
    Canada
  • Ronan O’Sullivan
    VP Digital Manager IMEA, Energy Industries ABB
    UAE
  • Umniyah Kanfer
    Ai R&d Section Head Saline Water Conversion Corporation - SWCC
    Saudi Arabia
  • Eng. Guillermo Hijos Gago
    O&M Desalination Middle East and Oceania Director Acciona
    Qatar
  • Saif Al Ghafri
    Plant General Manager at Taweelah IWP NOMAC
    UAE

Operations Strands
Benchmarking Desal Operations
Future Challenges

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  • Moderator
    Paul Choules
    CEO, Water Cycle LLC
    United States
  • Eng. Thomas Altmann
    EVP Innovation and New Technology ACWA Power
    UAE
  • Eng. Tariq Alghaffari
    Acting President of DTRI,GM of Local Competencies Projects SWCC
    Saudi Arabia
  • Moderator
    Paul Choules
    CEO, Water Cycle LLC
    United States
  • Eng. Thomas Altmann
    EVP Innovation and New Technology ACWA Power
    UAE
  • Eng. Tariq Alghaffari
    Acting President of DTRI,GM of Local Competencies Projects SWCC
    Saudi Arabia

Operations Strands
Speakers & VIP Participants
 

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  • Eng. Asam Al Mulla
    Manager of Water Stations and Desalination Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority - SEWA
    UAE
  • Hesham Al Sulaimani
    Director, Utilities Services Merchant logo King Abdullah University of Science and Technology - KAUST
    Saudi Arabia
  • Mohamed Chaffi
    General Director Benisaf Water Company Spa
    Algeria
  • Ashton Drummond
    Technical Manager Nafasi Water
    South Africa
  • Eng. Zouhaier Khabir
    Director of Production 
    Tunisia
  • Eng. Pedro Cortes
    Plant Manager Acciona
    Qatar
  • Eng. Eva Díez
    Head of Operations, Acciona
    Spain
  • Aqeel Saleh
    Chief Chemist Nomac Al Dur Power & Water Services
    Bahrain
  • Costas Benissis
    General Manager Haji Abdullah Alireza & Co. Integrated Services Ltd. HAAISCO
    Saudi Arabia
  • Abderrezak Goulmane
    Technical Manager UTE O&M MTM
    Algeria
  • Farid Fentazi
    Operation Manager UTE O&M CDJ (Aqualia /GS Inima)
    Algeria
  • Daniel Siljeström
    General Manager at the Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination Facility Acciona Agua
    United States
  • Noura Friaa
    Chef Division Sonede
    Tunisia
  • Dr. Lana ElChaar
    Vice President Center of Excellence NOMAC
    UAE
  • Eng. Essa Alsuwaidi
    Manager of Water and Power Generation Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority - SEWA
    UAE
  • Eng. Asam Al Mulla
    Manager of Water Stations and Desalination Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority - SEWA
    UAE
  • Hesham Al Sulaimani
    Director, Utilities Services Merchant logo King Abdullah University of Science and Technology - KAUST
    Saudi Arabia
  • Mohamed Chaffi
    General Director Benisaf Water Company Spa
    Algeria
  • Ashton Drummond
    Technical Manager Nafasi Water
    South Africa
  • Eng. Zouhaier Khabir
    Director of Production 
    Tunisia
  • Eng. Pedro Cortes
    Plant Manager Acciona
    Qatar
  • Eng. Eva Díez
    Head of Operations, Acciona
    Spain
  • Aqeel Saleh
    Chief Chemist Nomac Al Dur Power & Water Services
    Bahrain
  • Costas Benissis
    General Manager Haji Abdullah Alireza & Co. Integrated Services Ltd. HAAISCO
    Saudi Arabia
  • Abderrezak Goulmane
    Technical Manager UTE O&M MTM
    Algeria
  • Farid Fentazi
    Operation Manager UTE O&M CDJ (Aqualia /GS Inima)
    Algeria
  • Daniel Siljeström
    General Manager at the Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination Facility Acciona Agua
    United States
  • Noura Friaa
    Chef Division Sonede
    Tunisia
  • Dr. Lana ElChaar
    Vice President Center of Excellence NOMAC
    UAE
  • Eng. Essa Alsuwaidi
    Manager of Water and Power Generation Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority - SEWA
    UAE

Leadership panel

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  • Moderator
    Dr. Corrado Sommariva
    CEO, Sustainable Water And Power Consultants - SWPC
    UAE
  • Phethile Suzie Nkambule
    CEO, NAFASI Water
    South Africa
  • Javier Nieto
    Country Manager, Acciona Agua
    Saudi Arabia
  • Pedro Almagro
    General Manager Desalination Lantania
    Spain
  • Jorge Salas Orta
    CEO, Innovative Water Applications Company - IWAC
    Spain
  • Karen Stummeyer
    Projects Director Seawater Desalination Fichtner
    Germany
  • Ignacio Gonzalez Castelao
    Deputy CEO Acuamed
    Spain
  • Moderator
    Dr. Corrado Sommariva
    CEO, Sustainable Water And Power Consultants - SWPC
    UAE
  • Phethile Suzie Nkambule
    CEO, NAFASI Water
    South Africa
  • Javier Nieto
    Country Manager, Acciona Agua
    Saudi Arabia
  • Pedro Almagro
    General Manager Desalination Lantania
    Spain
  • Jorge Salas Orta
    CEO, Innovative Water Applications Company - IWAC
    Spain
  • Karen Stummeyer
    Projects Director Seawater Desalination Fichtner
    Germany
  • Ignacio Gonzalez Castelao
    Deputy CEO Acuamed
    Spain

Saudi Global Desalination Strategy Panel

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  • Moderator
    Tom Scotney
    Editor, Global Water Intelligence
    United Kingdom
  • Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Shaibani
    Deputy Minister for Water Services Ministry of Environment Water & Agriculture - MEWA
    Saudi Arabia
  • Richa Prasad
    Managing Partner Cranmore Partners
    United Arab Emirates
  • Christophe Guillet
    Partner, Amane Advisors
    Bahrain
  • Anand Krishna Rohatgi
    Chief Operating Officer, Synergy Consulting Inc.
    UAE
  • Moderator
    Tom Scotney
    Editor, Global Water Intelligence
    United Kingdom
  • Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Shaibani
    Deputy Minister for Water Services Ministry of Environment Water & Agriculture - MEWA
    Saudi Arabia
  • Richa Prasad
    Managing Partner Cranmore Partners
    United Arab Emirates
  • Christophe Guillet
    Partner, Amane Advisors
    Bahrain
  • Anand Krishna Rohatgi
    Chief Operating Officer, Synergy Consulting Inc.
    UAE

Closing Remarks

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  • H.E. Dr. Hazim El Naser
    Former Minister of Water and Irrigation
    Jordan
  • Christopher Gasson
    Publisher, Global Water Intelligence
    United Kingdom
  • H.E. Dr. Hazim El Naser
    Former Minister of Water and Irrigation
    Jordan
  • Christopher Gasson
    Publisher, Global Water Intelligence
    United Kingdom
 
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